World Top Golf Course PineValley Golf Club
Under the impact of financial crisis, what is it that makes the world’s top course PineValley Golf Club stand firm?
According to the related material records, modern golf appeared in Scotland in about 1457, and as Britain established colonies in North America, the spread of golf rapidly expanded all over the world, especially in the United States. In 1888, John Reid, known as the father of the United States golf built the first American golf course in New York. It was called St. Andrew’s Golf Club. After 12 years, more than 1,000 golf clubs were built in the US.
Till the end of the 20th century, the US occupied two-thirds in global thirty thousand courses. More than 5,000 golf clubs were open to the public. As golf became more and more popular in the US, there were more than 27 million people playing golf in the US in 2009.
In 2008, the international financial storm triggered by credit crisis seriously impacted golf industry. There were 76 new golf clubs opened in 2008 while 115 golf clubs were shut down. Most clubs could not maintain their business because of reduced players.
However, the world’s top club has no fear before the financial crisis, and it still is the place golf fans are yearning for. It is a place bearing golf dreams. This is PineValley Golf Club.
PineValley Golf Club is located in southern New Jersey. This world top course was designed by amateur golfers. In 1913, a group of amateur golfers from Philadelphia bought a sandy soil pine forest land of 184 acres in southern New Jersey, and let one of the main investors George A Crump, a hotel entrepreneur, to be the chief designer of this club.
This was Crump’s first and only golf course design, and he set himself some idiosyncratic principles: no hole should be laid out parallel to the next; no more than two consecutive holes should play in the same direction; and players shouldn’t be able to see any hole other than the one they were playing. He also felt that a round of golf on his course should require a player to use every club in the bag.
As the top golf club, PineValley is famous for its diversity and high difficulty of club design. It made full use of the unique geographical advantages, 18 holes were designed independently from each other while also keeping integrity and consistency. Each hole has a unique landscape and design elements to challenge players’ various aspects ability and strategic thoughts.
For the professional golfers, to complete the 18 holes with various forms is not really easy. The design of PineValley Golf Club can let you forget everything and focus on the strategy to deal with. This is the best way to talk with nature, and also is the reason why this club is so famous.